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Old 12-01-2015, 11:57 AM
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Did Ford use Raven Black or interior trim paint on the 1960 T-Bird steering column?
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:56 PM
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All of the steering columns I have seen are finished with interior trim paint.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:56 PM
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Would that be SEM Trim Paint Gloss Trim Black #39063?
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:30 PM
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So should we assume you have a black interior? Blacks may not be hard to match up, so you might be safe using the SEM product.

Several of the Tbird parts vendors sell interior paint that can be used on multiple surfaces and the colors seem to match up well with the original colors. I have used the dark blue interior paint with good results.
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I went through a dozen or more cans of Duplicolor engine paint, semigloss Ford black. Engine, firewall, interior, underside. Interior vinyl covered panels. Radiator shroud. Seat frames. Dozens of small parts. Purchased from various stores over a period of 18 months. Everything matches perfectly and its very durable. And I've never had a can gum up on me.
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The correct 1960 interior gloss black trim paint is SEM 15013 according to MAC's.
Funny, even my local paint store couldn't scan the cover off the steering column shift collar to get the right mix.
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I hope itīs OK to jump in with another interior color question. I have bought 6 hides of the finest semi-anelin-leather in red. Itīs all good and that, but I just feel I like to color it metallic green instead. Anyone know if that is possible, so I donīt get red parts coming thru after a while. I still want to maintain as much as possible of the leather feel as well, so it donīt feel like dry wood...
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In my limited experience I would not recommend dyeing or changing the color for large "soft" areas like seating surfaces. From what I understand colored hides are vat dyed so the dye penetrates completely through the leather. Other spray on dyes are either on the surface and will wear off, or penetrate a minimal amount and the original color will show in cracks as the leather flexes &/or as the surface wears. Its OK in my opinion to dye hard surfaces covered with leather or vinyl (like dashes, consoles, or door panels) but soft seating surfaces take a lot of flexing and it doesn't last.

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In my limited experience I would not recommend dyeing or changing the color for large "soft" areas like seating surfaces. From what I understand colored hides are vat dyed so the dye penetrates completely through the leather. Other spray on dyes are either on the surface and will wear off, or penetrate a minimal amount and the original color will show in cracks as the leather flexes &/or as the surface wears. Its OK in my opinion to dye hard surfaces covered with leather or vinyl (like dashes, consoles, or door panels) but soft seating surfaces take a lot of flexing and it doesn't last.

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Thanks. I was afraid of that :'(
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...I just feel I like to color it metallic green instead..?
THIS is coming from the guy who won't eat green pea soup??? Stick with red, Anders. Ruth looked great in red. - Dave
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